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What to do with butter beans?

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Over_the_hill, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I have a couple of tins of butter beans in my cupboard that I bought when they were on offer. Not exactly sure what I can do with them. Does anyone have any vegetarian recipes that use butter beans please?
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I just eat them!
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  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Heat with garlic and some olive oil and mash instead of potatoes.
  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Indeed or chuck in some onions and herbs too, then a tin of tomatoes and have alongside your mashed potatoes.
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Make a ratatouille type dish and add the beans. Butter beans in a tomato sauce also go very well with lamb chops.
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I like them with pork too but think OP said veggie :oops:;)
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  7. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Whizz up with garlic and herbs and serve as a dip.
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  8. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Mash them and serve them as a 'carb' alongside whatever.

    Chuck them in a thick stew, with tomatoes, garlic, etc. and sausages or pork belly or both.

    Dress simply and use in a bean salad with tinned tuna or mackerel, with cherry tomatoes and chopped herbs.

    Use in minestrone soup.

    Butter beans are delcious!
  9. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Sorry, just seen the 'vegetarian' bit! You can make substitutes in any of the above quite easily!
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  10. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    In that case,just the ratatouille with the beans. Serve with a baguette. They are nice in soup too. Could still make them in a tomato sauce and serve with veggie sausages.
  11. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Thank you so much! All fantastic ideas! I don’t know why I don’t have them more often!
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  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Wondering if you could just put them in a salad, I do that with chick peas.
  13. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Never seen the attraction of butter, broad or haricot beans but nice fresh young runner beans are quite nice with a **** of butter.
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  14. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Can I say brass door knobs then ?
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  15. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I use them sometimes to make a dip with garlic, coriander, lemon juice, paprika and olive oil.
  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Like hummus?
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  17. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    a k n o.b of buttter. What's wrong with that?

    For heaven's sake!
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  18. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter


    Is that one word?
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  19. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Late to this bean feast, but if you still have not used them-

    Butter bean brownies-no flour, if that needs to be your mission.

    1 (400g) tin butter beans, drained
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons milk
    8 tablespoons cocoa powder
    150g ground hazelnuts or ground almonds
    150g dark brown sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder/raising agent
    icing sugar sifted over afterwards (optional)

    Mash the beans, mix everything together, pour into greased large shallow tin, bake in pre heated low oven (170?) for just under half an hour.

    If you want to make them egg free,omit the egg and use another half tin of beans and two tablespoons of the liquid from the tin.

    Also nice with added chocolate chunks and orange zest.

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